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Departmental News:

More than 200 area high school students participated in the 2015 Annual High School Model Balsa Wood Bridge Competition during E-week. The model bridges were judged by their design and stiffness under specific loading conditions.

Funded by the National Park Service, two 13,000-pound trusses, resurrected from the charred ruins of a wooden bridge, are heading home to New Hampshire after spending more than two years in our department.

Dario Gasparini, a civil engineering professor nationally known for his work on historic bridges, has been studying the strengths and weaknesses of what's known as a Howe truss bridge. For more information...

The department welcomes the new faculty member Dr. YeongAe (Aleena) Heo as an assistant professor in structural engineering. Dr. Heo obtained her Ph.D. degree from University of California, Davis. Before joining Case, she worked for a few years at Samsung Heavy Industries and Seoul National University. Her expertise is multi-hazard and multi-scale structure dynamics and risk analysis and modeling.

 

 

 

 

A breakfast reception was held at the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) in Columbus Ohio with about 20 alumni attending. Prof. Zeng, chair of the department, gave an update about the department and answered questions. The event was organized by the Case Alumni Association and will be held annually at the conference in the future.

 

The department recently celebrated the 80th birthday of Prof. Saada, who has been teaching for 52 years in the department and made significant contributions to the education, research, and leadership of the department. He served as department chair from 1978-1998. Over the years, through the generous support of Saada Family Fellowship, ten Ph.D. students in our department received full scholarship to pursue their degrees. Recently, he spearheaded the effort for renovating the geotechnical laboratory in our department with a personal donation of $150,000.